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10,000 multi colored galaxies. it's a composite taken between 2003 and 2009. many of the golf courses are abougalaxies are 5 to 10 billion years old. that's our time. "real money with ali velshi" is next. >> vladimir putin's cat and mouse game with barack obama. most sides send signals that could put the two presidents face-to-face, i'm going to look at what's really going on with america, russia and ukraine. and the average joes own sky scrapers, at least small pieces of them. in the arctic circle, what makes one of the coldest places on earth red hot right now. ail ali velshi and this is "real money."
this is real money, and you're the most important part of the show. so tell me what's on your mind. hit me up on facebook.com at ali velshi. russia and ukraine, taking intriguing turns, and i want to look at where things stand and where they may be going. today's key moves, a plan unveiled by president obama in poland to spend $1 billion to boost participation in military exercises in central and eastern europe. it involves more plans on the bathebaltic sea. however, $1 billion is not a lot of money, and congress has to approve the plan, but the symbolism and the stage craft
and the imagery are unmistakable. the president is trying to assure nervous nato members, including the polish president, that america stands with them in the wake of russia's annexation of crimea. he made it clear, as pretends and allies, we stand together forever. and in a moment, we'll talk about how the president's message was received. his four day trip to europe, has a picture. nato confirmed that most russian troops have pulled back from the ukrainian border, a move that they said will reduce tensions, after the presidential election, and as i told on you monday, russia and ukraine appear to be settling a dispute over money that ukraine owes russia.
and meantime, the fighting in ukraine is intensifying. battles raged for a second day with pro russian troops and ukraine an rebels in eastern ukraine. 100 people have died, including 59 ukrainian soldiers. some of the rebels say they're russian citizens who help to fight the ukrainian government. they are motivated by patriotism, and not the kremlin. it's stakes that are far from over, and it's against that volatile backdrop that president obama will meet with petro pore shenko on wednesday in poland. mike viqueira joins us now, and when you put it together and bake it, what do you get, mike? >> well, you know, the president
has taken three overseas trips in the last four ones. one to europe and one to asia pacific. and it overshadowed what the president wanted to talk about. ukraine was on the top of the agenda and intentionally so. no sooner had airforce 1 come wheels down when president obama shook hands with the president of the ukraine and walked over to the hanger where the f-16s were located. these were recently shipped from the united states, and polish and fighters are patrolling the skies over the border, not only in poland, but the baltic states, latvia and estonia. a great concern, and a lot of people see the potential of the same sort of thing that happened in ukraine, and georgia and moldova, they're nervous here, and the polish president said there's a long and bloody
history of russia in this part of the world, and they want to see a firmer stance, regardless of the hardware. in addition to the f-16s t. there have been paratroopers deployed from the united states, and other steps taken on a larger scale. poland wants to go farther thanna, and they want to see permanent bases on their soil. and it's turning out and shaping out to be a pivotal nato summit in wales come this fall. but the president is git be meeting in warsaw with petro shenko, the president of the ukraine, and then off to the g-7, to talk about what can be done to try to whip those europeans in line, to try to keep a firm line, even as valid
vad makes gestures and overtures to settling this thing, the suspect that it's to drive a wedge between the europeans to sanction russia, and saying vladimir putin is getting back in line, and no need for those sanctions. >> mike vicar adjoining us from warsaw today. and for more on the mixed signals on the ukraine and the road ahead, i'm turning to kristen freedom al, a member of the department who is of ukrainian descent. and she's a former editor of "the times" and the author of the book, rush's wild ride to capitalism. and you were there, and is there a sense first of all that ukraine is satisfied that these presidential elections were sound, and at least they know who their leadership is? >> well, grace be with you, ali, and yes, absolutely. i came home from ukraine, and i was in the capital in donetsk
where most of the fighting is happening now, and also in eastern ukraine. and i came back is largely optimistic, and more than i had been. the election result was a very strong mandate, and a strong vote of confidence for ukrainian democracy and unity. he won on the first ballot. and there were 17 candidates. that's a strong vote. and he's the first ukrainian president to have support across the country. with the exception of the 10% of ukraine and the eastern ukraine where the fighting is happening now, i think that the ukraine is united, determined and quite optimistic. >> and vladimir putin said that he will deal with pore shenko.
they put on the natural gas, and the general impression of many strategists, it's deescalating, and in the east, russia said that it has not armed these people. and the pro russian rebels say they're not supported by the kremlin. what do you make of what's going in eastern ukraine? >> that's one part of the country where i returned home more pessimistic. what's striking to me about donetsk, the state authority had completely melted away. there really was no government anymore. and the only people with weapons were these separatist force. it's important to underscore, as you did in your introduction, ali, that many of these people, and much of their leadership, is people who have come in from russia with guns, and having said that, ther there's not a se
government authority in the area, and the people are trying to establish themselves. it's terring to be there, where there's no government and no police, and looting has started, and i think that the ukrainian government owes a duty of care to the 6 million people there to establish order. >> people are dying there, and poland is leading a charge to say do not let up, and do not trust what russia is saying. we did a military presence, a western backed military prens, and the rest of europe is antsy about this. they need to deal with russia, and they're getting their gas from russia, and how should the united states and canada be reacting to what's going on? >> look, i think that we have to focus on getting two things dung. first, it's absolutely essential to keep up the pressure on russia, and the fighting in
eastern ukraine i believe could end in one hour if he were to go on television and say he does not support the fighting and he will not be lending any material support there. and then if russia stopped what i'm certain are the covert activities that they're giving to the separatists there. we should make no mistake, russia is hugely involved and behind this. and the second thing that we need to do is really support ukraine. the whole premise of this ukrainian revolution, the people of ukraine decided they didn't want to live in a klep to btocry anymore. and if we do that, it will have an effect. >> to this point, ukraine
suffered from a society and that also had oligarchs and how does pore shenko is an oligarch. and he did this empire. if he did a lot of business in russia, which makes a lot of people think that he might be able to do business with russia. right now, the oligarchy are in support of the country and in support of the national interests. they said that they think everything could be at risk now,
and they are going to leave everything, so right now, i think they're behave income the way that we hope businesses will when they see their countries, and the issue is, will they continue to behave that way? and will porischenko behave that way? it may be a great way to get rich. it's important for journalists and also for ukrainian society to keep watch. >> krista, thank you for joining us. while the president is in europe, french protesters with the huge find that the bank may be face north united states. they are investigating whether b anbp violated sanctions in syri.
it may be as much as $10 billion. and the controversy could come up when the french president hollande hosts president obama in the week. it's some of the largest resources. >> some of the largest nickel mines, zinc, precious metals. elements. >> for more on the largely untapped riches to the north. and plus, one of the biggest unions does something that it hasn't done since linden johnson is president.
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of climate change. nowhere are those effects more clear than the arctic circle. an area once entombed in ice is now melting. a land and sea bed as rich in oil as any in history. and as david schuster reports, it set off a competition among companies and countries to cash in. >> it's a race for riches in the arctic circle. once the frozen expanse, populated by inuits and thrill seekers, it's melting at an unprecedented rate. the polar ice cap melted 40% since 2007, and with it comes untapped resources. the arctic holds nearly one-third of the world's undiscovered natural gas, and 13% of its crude oil. most of it offshore. in april, russia jumped ahead of the race, shipping it's first
tanker of oil off of the russian coast. shell and exxon and mobile hope to follow, with billions offshore in leases. even china is jumping into the race with a bid to explore the arctic waters near iceland. but the arctic promises more than just petroleum. >> some of the largest minute mines already exist in the arctic, precious metals, timber, fish, and a host of resources, including renewable energy. >> new shipping routes, each summer thousands of tur resist cruise ships crowd the northwest passage, a once impassible link. and in the waters above russia, it's an increasingly used route for cargo ships. russia sent it's first super tanker through the nsr in 2011,
and they predict that 30 tons of goods could go through each year. [ speaking russian ] >> reporter: despite president putins a claims, rush is one of the five nation with clear land rights in the arctic. norway and denmark and canada can claim up to 200 miles off shores for exclusive economic zones, and beyond that, the riches for the arctic sea are up for grabs. so far all territorial claims have been settled peacefully, the united nations treaty, the law of the sea. a treaty that the united states has refused to join. >> the sent the ground rules not just for the arctic, but all of the oceans in the world, about
where jurisdictional lines are, the bedrock of oceans management, and embarrassingly, the united states has not joined the treaty. >> president obama urged congress to ratify the land of the say, a move supported by the bush and clinton administrations before him. left on the sidelines as the race for arctic resources speeds ahead. >> well, if you would like to weigh in on how the arctic should be managed, join the debate. an interactive site founded by a group of scientists, and conservationists and legal experts who are raising issues around the world. i want to talk more about the race for arctic riches, and with a man who travels in territories. bob reese, examining america's
future in the north. thank you for being with us. >> how are you? >> you heard david's story, talking about the 1982 treaty of the sea convention, and tell me about the impact of that. and why that matters. >> . >> well, it's only under the treaty that the united states could claim more territory north of alaska. north of alaska, we have an area the size of california that could -- that we could an ex if we could prove that it's part of our continental shelf. in order to do that, we have to join the treaty but we have refused to do it. like your report said, other countries are going ahead. and russia has claimed an area the size of france and spain combined. all. other countries are part of this treaty. if there was a ballgame, we wouldn't be on the field, we wouldn't be in the stands, and we wouldn't be in the parking lot. we're last in the race. >> not to state the obvious,
because i'm sure that the answer is obvious because congress hasn't done so many things, but why haven't we ratified this? >> it's a great question. when you consider who wants it, the sierra club wants it, the oil companies want it, the bush administration, the obama administration, the shippers want it. and it's blocked continually in congress by right wing republicans who don't want any international go ahead to have a say in anything that the united states does, and what they say is they're trying to continue the regan legacy. because it first came up under reagan. i was in there two years ago. pardon? >> somebody else may be talking to you. >> somebody else is. but when i was in the room two years ago, when james baker, who
was reagan's secretary of state, said that the points of the treaty that were objected to by the administration were fixed and even regan would ratify the treaty today. it's just blocked every time it comes up. >> let's talk about the tanker in the room, china. >> china is supremely interested in the arctic. they're at every arctic conference, and wer why not? a single container ship, sailing from shanghai to new york, going on the northwest passage would save $2 million each trip. vladimir putin has said that the bearing strait will be the next suez canal. 20,000 ships went through this year, and if you have only half of those going through, it's why the chinese are extremely
interested in the baring strait and it's why we should be raptfying the treaty, because it will be giving us new rules of the ocean. >> come back, we would like to talk about this more. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> bob reese, the author of the eskimo and the oil man. get used to this, the new normal. i'll main, and plus, two chicken companies and a hunger for sausage.
they're rolling in the dough in the stock market that tripled in value from 2009. but a good many small investors didn't take part in that bull run because they cashed out when things looked really bad or were scared off of stocks altogether. who could blame them in 2008? but corporate america has come back. the big three were taken money from the government to avoid bankruptcy last month. jumping 13% from last year. the biggest month in six years ago. most u.s. companies are staying lean, holding on to their cash instead of expanding and even cutting costs and jobs. while economists tout america's recovery, most americans are not feeling it. and i say most. jobs are being added every month, 200,000 every month for the last 12 months, and that's pretty good. but we just barely recovered.
it will only confirm when the jobs report comes out in may. the reason that most americans are not feeling it, pushing wages downward. last month, the wages dropped 1/10 of 1% from a year ago. america's new normal is a recovery still sluggish for most people, except for those who rise in the stock market's full run or investing in real estate. americans are spending more on frills and those lead to economic growth. steve, good to see you. >> we're coming to the point where the normal measures like job creation, and personal income don't mean what they used to. it's a whole big middle class
and low wage earners in the country, we don't get the conversation about soaring stock market prices. >> you're correct on a couple of statistics. in 1980, for example, 59% of total income salary income, and last month, only 50% of salary income. on the flip side of that, in 1980, only 12% transfer payments, food stamps, and unemployment benefits, and we're up to 17p.. and that's the big transition. le numbers and the bifurcation of the u.s. economy. the holders of assets are getting returns, and the people who work to create the assets are not getting paid. >> to if you can get a loan, you're getting historically low rates. and if you are able to buy between the recession and now, you're doing well. if you bought stocks, the money
to buy stocks in 2009, you've done fabulously. this is what america worked to counter. this is not where there was a big rich and poor, and some rich and a big poor, and not that many people in the middle. our middle class is what mattered. >> you're correct. and the previous story about the arctic and the change in the northwest passage, versus what happened in the panama canal and think of the impact that will have on the panamanian economy. what we're having in the global economy, the wage pressures are being determined more in a global scale. and the holders of assets are being determined on a global scale. >> let's get to that. an american company can manufacture something less expensively in a company where wages are lower, so our wages come down. >> that's 100% correct. you either accept a job at a
lower cost wage to feed your family or you ship someplace else, and that's the decision in a people are being forced to make. it's part of the ramification of globalization, and what's happening in terms of the internet. look at the plight of a company like wal-mart for example. wal-mart is a huge, huge company providing huge amounts of employment income that's good for china, but at the same time, it's employment is brought, and it's nibbled at day in and day out by internet companies who can provide fewer products than wal-mart can and it's taking chunks of their business, and wal-mart is on the defense as a result. it's not just globalization but the internet. >> and the automation of manufacturing have contradicted to this, but there's another piece of the new normal.
and that's taxation. we have been told by many people f. you lower the taxes for everybody, people, including the rich, will reinvest in jobs, but it also affects how the rich invest. there's no given that if you pay taxes it goes back to americans. >> americans spend appropriately, and transfer payments. and the problem with transfer payments creates a better environment and they say i'm no better off working than taking the dole. this is the problem with europe. neither side is 100% right. and we become a very politically polarized economy. >> steve, you put it very well. and it's always a pleasure to have on you here. this is an ongoing conversation, and we'll continue to have you. it would's sales from detroit's big three has me wondering, what
and that puts the industry's annual sales rate at nearly 17 million. and that will be the best showing since february of 2007, way before anybody was thinking about a recession. look at these gains. chrysler, with the fiat company, whatever it's called. leading at 17% compared to last may, and that's mostly jeeps and ram trucks. jeep comes out with a bunch of things, and they set records. general motors, 13% improvement over last may. and ford posted a 3% gain. fleet sales, they're hard to we want out of the fleet business, and they do not want you to know them from the car rental line. the japanese automakers had double-digit gains. one factor driving the sales is easy credit. loan rates are not cheaper but
the average car loan in may was almost $28,000. and it's not common for consumers to put down less than 10% on a car purchase. consumers are unfailsed by the number of recalls in the industry so far this year, and that's particularly true for gm, which has not seen an impact from the remains. but there may be challenges ahead for this company. righters is reporting that at least 74 people died in gm cars because of the faulty ignition switches. the single car front end collisions in which airbags did not deploy and a front seat passenger was killed. the switch where it could shut down the car. 18 deaths are linked to the
defect. the narc highway traffic association said that gm had been prepared to raising the death toll. from the auto industry, the editor at the guardian, and heidi, i have to tell you, i would have expected entirely the reverse scenario. though people are out there buying cars and credit is available, i would not expect a double-digit gain with gm. in chevrolets in particular. >> and in trucks, they did magnificently with trucks, and part of the reason is the lure of cheap credit is more attractive than the fear of mechanics bills or certain death. >> in america, the lure of cheap credit is more attractive than anything. >> it's what we function on, and a lot of lenders have been offering incredible terms. so you can borrow not just more
money, with $28,000, but one quarter of car loans are going on for seven years. so instead of two or five, seven years, they're taking out their car loans, and you're seeing a lot more financial companies more accepting of leases and taking sub-prime car loans, which should scare people. and it's a push for people to buy cars. especially during the recession, they held off and people were driving their cars for nine, ten year. >> we saw big recalls from ford. and we saw in the last quarter, they took a big charge from investors. and they said you're going to see recalls this year. i assume with big car makers, if there are any recalls we didn't make, maybe we better make them now. >> a good example is toyota, they have made 6.4 million
recalls this year. and that's almost as much as gm. but they have gotten far less attention. it's an industry wide thing. if you trust the car, you aren't going to think about who is recalling what, because it's too complicated >> so in fact, the dealer may be separated in the consumer's mind from the car maker. >> those are very personal relationships. >> the guy who response, the little league team or takes out an ad in the paper. >> yes, exactly. very often when you have big scandals like this, the consumers don't know how to behave. and if there's that lure of cheap credit, or afford a big ticket item like a car, people are going to take that instead of feeling a lot of angst about an airbag. >> and in fairness, i think that you and i have the same feeling about general motors, but the fact that they're not putting
out a lot of dangerous cars. and it was a cover-up, and i don't feel entirely bad saying that, but the cars now, they know they're safe. >> a lot of the recalls go up to the 2015 models, but the sources of the recalls are pretty minor in most cases so it's not all leading to deaths or major injuries. >> i saw a tweet of yours today. and people should follow you on twitter because you say a lot of great things, but it was dumb for gm to do this gm thing, and we're not that stupid. >> exactly, and they have been telling some of the grieving families gm didn't exist in 2009 when you said your relative died if your car. it's a legal thing, right? it's still the same people working this. and it's very much the same executives and how gullible do
they think that we are? >> what happens next in this episode? everybody is recalling their cars, and clearly americans have decided not to walk away. and these are the second biggest purchases, and the auto shows are alive again, and they feel good. are we seeing 17 million cars this year, and that's a big deal. >> you have to be afraid for the top. not just for the car sales, but the lemming, which has been really loose for three or four years now. and you have to worry, is it going to come crashing down, and what are the consequences in? that said, while things are good, they have to thank rationally. >> if they can afford t. heidi. good to see you. economics editor at the guardian. speaking about cars still, the united auto workers union did something today they haven't
done in 50 years. raise membership dues. at a convention in detroit, the 25% hike means that most members will pay an additional $25 a month. to rebuild it's strike fund. the approval comes as they red to talk airplanes next month. they will recoup some of the wage. crowdfunding, from securities to beer, and now the securities exchange is allowing small investors go to private websites to buy stakes. some say that the new investors, looking for a quick score, could end up losing their shirts. risks for crowd founding sites,
including those is that let wealthy folks invest directly in real estate projects. >> so look at these office buildings. the average american can't go out and buy one of these to add to their portfolio. owning a skyscraper has been out of reach for most americans. held by wealthy investors, or institutional investors o. banks. but now crowdfunding promises a radical shift. >> it could be a potential game changer, like the average person own real estate for the first time. >> they offer direct investment in everything from mobile home facilities, so hope land. since it's start nine months ago, crowdfunding has financed $8 million for a $250 million
condo unit. >> they will not take anybody's money unless they invest usually $500,000 to $1 million. >> for as low as $5,000, they can investment in terms that go up with the amount of risk involved. an apartment complex might give you returns, and an unbuilt investment could be 35% once it's sold. >> it's a very stable, and consistent term. >> a couple of caveats to keep in mind. investment is on a first come, first serve basis, and fending on the project, your money will be tied up for six months to a decade. >> my big question is, what happens when i see the money in, will i ever see it back? >> he invested $13,000 intoa
retail center seven months ago, but since he has already seen money generated, he decided to invest in a second one in san antonio. >> you don't need to be a billionaire to do what i am doing today. >> but a real investor who teaches courses to first time buyers on thousand to consider, it's a risky bet in an already treacherous industry. >> every time you write a checkout on a real estate deal, you have to realize that you may never see your money again. >> projects done with inexperienced developers. >> if you're a good developer with a quality record, you just go to the bank and get cheap financing, and why would you want to share the deal otherwise. >> all perspective developers undergo background checks, and potential properties are
carefully analyzed using research. ultimately, easter brook -- >> it's how you see the world around you. >> to be able to stop at any building you see, and own a slice of that empty lot that's going to be a giant tower someday. >> capital firms have taken notice. real estate crowdfunding sites have raked in tens of millions in funding in the last months, and traditional firms are starting to buy in as well. in april, a crowdfunding portal that will offer billions of deals around the world. but for those who are looking for less risky ways, they own a vast amount of properties and trade on the stock market. coming up, social media success, and why you want to be the canary in the social media mind
i have my dinner here. bun sized ballpark franks here. i told but the tysons food and hillshire brands, fames for ballpark franks, and hillshire sausages. pilgrim's pride has turned up the bid. worth $7.7 billion. and the that dwarves tyson's bid for hillshire, which is just $6.8 billion. now, these numbers include debt. and for those of you confused by this web of food companies hoping to cannibalize each other, i'm going to break it down for you. last month, hillshire offered to buy pinnacle foods, the makers of duncan cakes. for this bid. and pilgrim's pride, owned by the largest meat processing company in the world, brazil's
jbs, made it's bid for hillshire shortly after tyson foods jumped in, topping pilgrim pride's bid for hillshire foods. they will hold separate talks with both companies, and we're going to continue to keep you posted on how this plays out and i cannot guarantee that this pack of hotdogs is going to be here any time soon. what do barack obama and mayor -- have in common? millionaire businessmen, and buffet has 38,000 twitter followers, and marissa mayer has 492,000 followers, but the author of a new book said that you don't have to be a celebrity or have hundreds of thousands of followers to be a social
networking success. an updated and expanded version of his book, never eat alone, and other secrets to success. keith is founder of feratzi, and he helps clients strategize. he's off on the show talking about other things, and we don't get a chance to talk about this. keith, i have this book on my desk, and every guest who came in today said, oh, my god, i read this years ago. >> this has been almost ten years, ali, and everyone talks about the numbers and the quantity, and frankly, most of us are overwhelmed by the numbers and the quantity, and at the same time, in the last years, we have introduced facebook, and linked in has become part of our professional lives. and the question is are we feeling more connected or more than relational? are we building the relation
that's matter or just clicking on numbers? and this book is the formula for success to build relationships critical to our success. >> it's critical that folks read the book, and i can't do that, but i want to pull out four points to people who want to feel more relational and not just connected. the link in beast. and what do you mean by that. >> i don't know how many of you when we first started having linked in, we started connecting people, and it was about the numbers and frivolous, but linked? an amazing tool, as are so many other pieces of software out there, but the ability to stay connected and see where people are professionally, and the ability to see who is who in the network, but it only works with the connections. if people reach out to me and say oh, you're so-and-so. just because i'm linked in,
doesn't mean that i'm going to give you access to that relationship. >> embrace microcelebrity. for $10,000, can you buy twitter followers, and that's not how you want to develop the relationships. >> i'm out there working with large corporate executives and increasing sales, and that's the group that i want to have celebrity with. i don't want the daytime soap opera group that may be connected with me abuse of likes. building the celebrity around what kind of property. and make sure that you're focused in the blogs, and engagement with pem that matters to your success. >> the next one is what you do, be the canary in the mine shaft. as journalists, we want them to happen first. and the canary in the mine shaft gets the first whiff of the fumes and you need special media
that way. >> one of the great things about social media, what a great learning platform it is, and think about the things that you would like to grow on, follow those individuals and read those blogs, and what an amazing and rich educational opportunity. and then actually, it's your currency into the world of social media. >> and finally, you also point out, make it all matter. there's no point in having this exist in its own discrete world. you think that you should be making relationships and connections with the people who you connect to on social media. >> this is the tie back into the book originally. hundreds of thousands of people have read this book, and hundreds of thousands of kids, the bible will building relationships for your success, and some call it networking, et cetera. the bottom line, get strategic and clear, and understand what you want to achieve in this
world and people that matter. and then use social media as the broad outreach. and then as you go through those rips, integrate them into your daily blog stream. and you can get to know important people through your future, first in social media, and migrating them and they're local and won't let you nail. we call those lifetime rips. >> keith, i wish you greater success on this expanded updated version than on the first one, and thank you for being such a great friend to our show. >> keith feratzi. one relationship at a time. coming up, two emerging markets. >> hi, i'm john seigenthaler in new york, and right after "real money," our prime time newscast.
>> emerging marketsish the term conjures up exotic locale's juicy returns and a healthy dose of volatility. investors who don't mind taking on a bigger financial risk for profits. brazil, russia, india and china, and south africa. the bricks when it comes to emerging markets. but today we learned in a msci, a leading provider has added
stocks to emerging market indexes. qatar and united emeritus, they are great performs like mexico and indonesia, and dismal ones like egypt. but the arab gulf states are different from one another. they're very small countries with almost no industry except for oil and gas productions. in the hundreds of thousands, not millions, where ex pats often out number the locals. they market themselves as global conduits for services. aging investors by the middle east. both have well developed stock markets, and as it implies, both are risky to invest it. still, volatility is a problem. the uaa got creamed, and then
most emerging markets, including the brits, lost, and the u.s. gained 29%. so why risk everything on bigger returns. we'll have more on that in coming days. that's our show, i'm ali velshi and thank you for joining us. >> hi, everyone, this is aljazeera america, and i'm john seigenthaler in new york. a sham, what seven more years of assad could mean, and egypt's new president gets 96% of the vote. and why one comedian isn't laughing. a billion-dollar pledge to beef up nato forces, but is it enough to hold back russia? china, can't ignore